When did the star appear, which the Magi followed, in relation to the birth of Christ? For how long did they travel and how did they know what the star signified?
There is an excellent, science-based article on the star of Bethlehem in the journal, Beauties of the Truth. Please follow the link www.beautiesofthetruth.org and go to the November 2011 issue. The article entitled What Did the Magi See? will explain this wonderful event.